JuD ban has not affected Pak-China ties: Pakistan FO

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Islamabad, Dec. 24 (ANI): A Pakistan foreign office statement has said that blacklisting of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) under the United Nation Security Council Resolution 1267 has not affected Pak-China relations.

The statement released on Tuesday said that the action against JuD and certain individuals was initiated following their designation by the UN Sanctions Committee on the consolidated list of individuals and entities associated with Al-Qaeda and the Taliban.

The request for enlisting Dawa had been under consideration of the UN Sanctions Committee since, 2006, but it reached on a consensus only on December 10. Thereafter, the JuD was enlisted on the consolidated list under the resolution, the Daily Times reported.

The foreign office statement also said, "Since, the resolution was adopted under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, it was obligatory on the Pakistan to fully implement its provisions. Pakistan, as a responsible member of the UN, has fulfilled its international obligations."

The statement went on saying that Beijing and China would continue to work in close consultations and co-ordination.

"The president's visit to China was his first bilateral state visit, which shows the importance the democratic government attaches to Pakistan's relations with China," it said. (ANI)

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